BUTLER  COUNTY

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EXISTING STATIONS
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Current
Location
Type Current
Use
Date
Built
Track
Status
Building
Material
More
Info
Butler Kittanning Street
(GPS: 40.859988,-79.883362)
F Vacant ??? In Use Brick  
Butler McLain & Spring Streets F ???? ???? ???? Brick  
Fenelton Carbon Center Road C House ???? None Wood
Harmony ???? F Business ???? None Wood
Mars Mars-Valencia Road C Civic 1897 In Use Wood
STATIONS OF THE PAST
Station
Name
Original
Railroad
Notes
Annandale On the Hilliard Branch.
Bartley  
Blacksburg This station was somewhere near the Butler/Armstrong County line. I have also seen it referred to as Blackburn.
Bovard On the Hilliard Branch.
Branchton This was the beginning of the Hilliard Branch.
Brinker Station There was a Butler Branch RR station here in 1874.
Buena Vista  
Butler In 1874 there was a Butler Branch RR station on the SW corner of East Jefferson and South Monroe Streets (GPS: 40.86084,-79.888791).
Butler  
Butler  
Butler Junction This station sat just over the county line in Allegheny County near Freeport. However, on the 1876 Armstrong County map, the station is shown on the Butler side of the county line.
Bruin  
Cabot
(Saxon City)
In 1874 there was a Butler Branch RR station here when the town was known as Saxon City.
Callery  
Chicora
Claytonia  
Cunningham  
Eidenau
Euclid  
Evans City Passenger station.
Evans City Freight station.
Ferris On the Hilliard Branch.
Gilbert  
Great Belt
(Coyles Sta.)
In 1874 there was a Butler Branch RR station here when the town was known as Coyles Station.
Hallston  
Harrisville Sta. There was a station here as early as 1874 when the line was the Shenango & Allegheny RR.
Herman Station There was a Butler Branch RR station here in 1874.
Hilliard On the Hilliard Branch.
Hooker  
Isle
(Prospect)
"Isle" was the name chosen by the railroad, but in 1906 the residents of the town wanted it to be known as Prospect (which was nearby).
Jamisonville  
Karns City  
Keenan On the Hilliard Branch.
Liggett  
Lucasville Sta.  
Keister  
Martinsburg  
Marwood
(Delano)
In 1874 there was a Butler Branch RR station here when the town was known as Delano. It was on Railroad Street at Elder Street on the east side of the tracks. It was a combination station/store/post office.
McBride  
Mercer Road  
Monroe Sta.
(Monroeville)
There was a Butler Branch RR station here in 1874. This station was located just to the west of where the line crossed Little Buffalo Creek just to the west of the confluence of the Little Buffalo with Buffalo Creek. Monroeville is now known as Silverville.
Nealey  
Peachville  
Petrolia  
Portersville This town was flooded in 1965 when Lake Arthur was created.
Queen Junction
AND
The Western Allegheny RR ran from West Pittsburg to Queen Junction. It was later part of the BR&P which was later part of the B&O. The line connected with the B&LE at Queen Jct.

Some stations along the line were East New Castle (Punkintown), Princeton, Rose Point, Isle, Grant City and Grantboro. Those last few towns are gone now, having been erased by dam/lake in the late 1960s. The line followed the Muddy Creek Valley right through the middle of what is Lake Aurthur today. You can still see the line emerge from the water on the NE corner of the lake.
Renfrew  
Renfrew  
Rockdale  
Sarvers StA.
(Sarversville)
There was a Butler Branch RR station here in 1874.
Troutman  
Utley  
Valencia  
West Saxonburg  
West Winfield This station was also known as Rough Run. Photo also shows PPG mine. The Winfield RR was later part of the West Penn RR.
Zelienople  
1895 BUTLER COUNTY RAILROAD MAP
Notes About Existing Stations...

Fenelton (BR&P) - Moved in 1956 about one-third mile from original location.

Harmony (B&O) - Moved and attached to another building.

Mars (B&O) - The Mars railroad station was relocated in August of 1999. It was moved down the line across from the B&O caboose. Over the next four years the station received a new coat of paint. Just recently ago the society received a 1921 Plymouth diesel and a small platform car. The society also constructed a replica of a small railroad shed.